ABOUT US

Vines to Vintages was launched in 1999 as an independent wine laboratory performing analysis for wineries

in both Canada and the United States.  In 2007, Vines to Vintages expanded their portfolio now selling winemaking supplies,

winery equipment, stainless steel tanks, French oak barrels, ozonators, laboratory equipment and providing

a savvy winemaking consultation team. 

Consultation currently entails full winery start-up and winemaking consultation from the vineyard to the bottle.

In 2015, the business went National with a new store location being opened in Penticton, British Columbia and in 2018, a third location in Longueuil,Quebec was opened - now supplying all provinces from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia.

We are constantly updating and adding to our product line to provide our valued customers the absolute

best in quality products and service for the small and large wineries as well as amateur winemakers.

Meet The Team

Eastern Canada

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Natalie Spytkowsky

President

Natalie established Vines to Vintages in 1999 as an independent laboratory for wineries across Canada and the U.S. As her interests evolved to winemaking, one thing became very obvious; winemaking really does start in the vineyard. In early 2001 Natalie joined Angels Gate Winery as Winemaker and in 2003 she put Vines to Vintages “on hold” to focus on winemaking full time.

This appreciation for quality grapes produced hundreds of award winning wines. In 2007 Natalie left Angels Gate and started as Head Winemaker and Mead Maker at Rosewood Winery where she continued winning awards but they had now grown to International as well as local. At that time she joined Darryl Fields and re-opened Vines and Vintages as a one-stop shop for supplies, analysis, winemaking consultation and assistance to both wineries and amateur winemakers. After several vintages at Hinterbrook Winery in NOTL and more awards to add to her repertoire she has now refocused on Vines to Vintages.

 

She can now be found helping run her national company and continuing to “make and enjoy quality wines” for  a private winery in Niagara.

Darryl Fields

Vice President

Darryl came into the industry to work with Martin Malivoire of Malivoire Wine Company as property manager overseeing vineyard and winery development. His abilities to oversee and manage “the big picture” and provide great customer service has been a driving force in his career now for over 20yrs. After seven years at Malivoire, Darryl joined Angels Gate Winery as General Manager. His “hands on, machine off approach” lead to improved grape quality and a new high in sales.

 

Darryl can now be found doing what he does best, “running the big picture” servicing wineries and home winemakers.

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Sam Lim

Technical Sales Manager

Sam was born and raised in tech savvy and peaceful South Korea.  His desire for more diverse career opportunities, lead him to Canada in 2006.  As an English Major in Literature, it was an easy language transition to enroll in the Oenology program at Brock University.  To broaden his theory and skill set he completed the Winery and Viticulture program at Niagara College as well as becoming a WSET level 3 sommelier.

He comes to Vines to Vintages with 11 years of winemaking experience and knowledge in Traditional Method sparkling wine, carbonic maceration, appassimento, cultured yeast and ambient fermentation. Renowned and award- winning wineries such as Colaneri, Organized Crime, Burning Kiln and Big Head Wines were on his repertoire.  He is considered a Reverse Osmosis and Crossflow Filtration specialist.  His well- honed supervisory experience and leadership skills will be added value our team.

Our newest member will be an instrumental part of the growing team, and continued success and advancement of Vines to Vintages.

Rebecca Willms

Retail Sales Manager

Rebecca has been with Vines to Vintages since August 2010 and brings  over 15 years of vineyard experience from her family vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake. She is a graduate of the Vineyard and Winery Technician program at Niagara College. She has also worked in wine cellars in British Columbia and Niagara-on-the-Lake honing her wine loving skills.Rebecca’s knowledge is now being used to help others. She can be found doing what she does best “helping customers create their best wines ever”.

Quebec

Bernhard Schirrmeister

Bilingual Technical Sales Manager

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Bernhard started in the industry in 1984 doing an apprenticeship at Fritz Allendorf/Oestrich-Winkel in Germany, one of the oldest wineries in the Rheingau. Being exposed to all aspects of a winery and vineyard this solidified his desire to stay in the wine industry and formal schooling was the next step. Bernhard was schooled at the University of Applied Sciences in Geisenheim/Rheingau for viticulture and cellar techniques.He later came to Canada, settling in BC taking on a winemaking position at Lang Vineyards. Since then he has consulted for The View Winery and Holman Lang Wineries. During his years of winemaking he has gained experience in Sparkling wine, Fortified wine as well as Cider production.

 

Bernhard can now be found sharing his experience to help other wineries make their best wine.

Oliver (Olly) Graydon

Retail Sales Manager

Oliver (Olly) Graydon was born in Kent, England in 1990. He moved to Canada in 2003 and took a liking to the Canadian wine industry when he moved to Kelowna in 2009. In 2011, his parents bought a small winery in Summerland, BC where he has spent several years working at the winery and in the vineyard.

 

With his understanding of the basic concepts and hardships behind owning and operating a winery and passion for the industry, he has expanded his repertoire to Vines to Vintages. He is excited for the future of our company and the industry as a whole.

Western Canada

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Antonio Acuna Peterssen

Retail Sales Manager 

Antonio comes to us with a business management degree, with experience in marketing, branding, tasting and sales in the food and beverage industry.  He is also an Agronomist-oenologist and accredited agri-food instructor with years of experience in the production of high-quality grapevines and fine wines. Ample knowledge of the grape growing, winemaking, and Oleiculture process (olive industry).  He was also a brand manager in the South America markets, as well as an export assistant to European wineries to the Canadian and U.S markets and a brand ambassador across the province of Quebec.